The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville is inviting applicants for full-time Neonatologist positions in the Division of Neonatology as Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Full Professor rank on a non-tenure accruing level based on qualifications. We are specifically searching for candidates who preferentially wish to provide care at level II neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) and level I mother-baby units. Currently, members of our team provide care at the 14-bed level II NICU at Baptist Medical Center-South and the level I unit at Baptist Medical Center-Beaches. We are seeking additional skilled neonatologists to expand coverage to a 10-bed level II NICU that will open at a new Baptist Medical Center-Clay hospital in November 2022. If desired, there is an opportunity for an individual to provide care for critically ill infants at a new 75-bed level IV NICU at Wolfson Children’s Hospital and the 48-bed level III NICU at UF Health Jacksonville. UF faculty staff both of these NICUs. The Division is an active participant in the Vermont-Oxford Network and in the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative.
All three level I/II units are staffed in-house 24/365 by advanced practice providers (APPs). The neonatologists provide daytime hands-on care in partnership with the APPs during the week, round at the hospitals on weekends and holidays, and are available to come in from home to help the APPs with critically ill infants.
Very premature infants (< 29 weeks’ gestational age or < 1001 grams birth weight) and infants who require medical subspecialty or surgical specialty care are transported from the level II NICUs to the level IV Wolfson Children’s Hospital (WCH) by an experienced transport team that is in-house at WCH.
This position will report to the Chief of the Division of Neonatology and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville. Following is a partial description of duties and responsibilities:
- Provide clinical critical care to neonates and newborns at the 3 level II/I hospitals staffed by our division of neonatology as assigned by the Chief, Division of Neonatology and/or designee.
- Optionally staff a limited number of rotations at the level IV/III NICUs.
- Teach and supervise the advanced practice providers.
- Participate on committees to represent the Department of Pediatrics as required by Chief, Division of Neonatology and/or designee as required.
- Participate in monthly department faculty meetings, administrative functions and institutional and hospital committees as requested.
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